Celtic kid McGregor signs new five-year deal

CELTIC starlet Callum McGregor has pledged his future to the SPFL Premiership champions by penning a new five-year deal.

Loading Comments
Share
Print
Callum McGregor has made a storming start to the season
Callum McGregor has made a storming start to the season

The 21-year-old has been the highlight for the Hoops this season, with a number of bright displays - including scoring in Champions League qualifiers against Legia Warsaw and NK Maribor - characterising his meteoric rise to prominence in the club's ranks.

Parkhead manager Ronny Deila admitted earlier this month that the star, who was called up to Gordon Strachan's Scotland squad this week, had surprised him with his attitude and ability.

It's clear that bosses at the club also agree with the Norwegian, and today's news will come as light relief to the Parkhead masses following Tuesday's Champions League exit.

McGregor struck the bar in that 1-0 defeat to Maribor, while his directness and creativity offered some hope to the Hoops on a bleak night at Celtic Park.

A product of the Celtic Academy, McGregor spent a loan spell with Notts County last season, netting 14 times for the League One outfit before returning north to Glasgow in the summer.

Speaking earlier this week about the midfielder, Scotland boss Strachan said: "At Notts County Callum was playing with guys who had to win to receive a bonus to make a difference to their lives. He had to stand in front of 5,000 to 6,000 people who boo and scream if he hits a bad pass. Can he come back from that?

"That is a reality and he has dealt with reality. He could have sat there, walking about Glasgow saying, 'I'm a Celtic player'.

"But Callum chose to go to Notts County because he wanted to learn the game. I like that. Character is needed in football. You can have all the skill but character is a huge thing.

"Playing in Europe has helped him but so did going to Notts County. He did that himself. Callum has decided what his future is going to be, no one else."

Football

Commenting & Moderation

We moderate all comments on Evening Times on either a pre-moderated or post-moderated basis. If you're a relatively new user then your comments will be reviewed before publication and if we know you well and trust you then your comments will be subject to moderation only if other users or the moderators believe you've broken the rules

Moderation is undertaken full-time 9am-6pm on weekdays, and on a part-time basis outwith those hours. Please be patient if your posts are not approved instantly.

178286

Have you got a story?

Contact the news desk on 0141 302 6520 or email news@eveningtimes.co.uk
A weekly round up of social highlights

A weekly round up of social highlights

Cat's Eyes on Glasgow

Where to find the best scares this Hallowe'en... if you dare

Times Out

Entertainment

Lifestyle

TV Advert
Gail’s Gab

Gail’s Gab

Gail Sheridan is a mother-of-one and wife to Tommy and she likes to get political with the hot topic of the week in her column Gail’s Gab.

Games news:

Sussed in the city

Michelle McManus

Special cause helped me to keep off wine

Janice Bell

Janice Bell

You couldn’t make up half the stuff that happens to PA Janice Bell- some of the jams she gets herself into are worth a story or two.